1-Day Post-Reporting Performance vs. S&P 500 on EPS and Sales Surprise

1-Day Post-Reporting Performance vs. S&P 500 on EPS and Sales Surprise The bar was high for tech, energy and communication services. S&P 500 companies that reported weaker-than-expected earnings per share got punished much more than usual, reflecting the disappointment among investors. Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

S&P 500 Index vs. U.S. Citi Economic Surprise Index

S&P 500 Index vs. U.S. Citi Economic Surprise Index The S&P 500 Index and the U.S. Citi Economic Surprise Index are often closely correlated. But right now, bad news is good news, until it’s not. Image: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Earnings Surprise

Earnings Surprise A strong 7% earnings surprise in the first quarter indicates robust performance by S&P 500 companies, which is likely to have a positive impact on investor confidence. Image: BofA Global Research

Citi Economic Surprise Indexes

Citi Economic Surprise Indexes The Citigroup Economic Surprise Index (CESI) for the world economies is on the rise, outpacing the U.S. CESI, indicating that economic data for the world economies are surpassing expectations to a greater extent than in the United States. Image: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Citi Economic Surprise Index

Citi Economic Surprise Index The Citi Economic Surprise Index for the U.S. is on the rise, signaling that economic data releases are exceeding analyst expectations and pointing to a positive momentum in the U.S. economic performance. Image: BofA Global Research

S&P 500 Earnings Surprise %

S&P 500 Earnings Surprise % Recent earnings surprises are slightly positive. Image: Morgan Stanley Research